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Classic Sicily Extended

Small group tour
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9 days
4 cities
3nights

Palermo, Italy

Flamboyant and full of contrasts, the main city of Sicily, inspiring Palermo is as if woven from diverse cultures and tempers. In fact, Palermo is a controversial mixture of Arabic mosques and Baroque churches, vibrant markets and calm streets, which is so untypical for Italy yet alluring by its extravagance. Speaking of the best spots to start your Palermo exploration, discover the exceptional beauty of the Palermo Cathedral, proceeding to the former residence of the Sicilian kings, the 9th-century Norman Palace, and the historic Duomo di Monreale. Plus make sure to add on one of the largest opera theaters in Europe, Massimo Theater, a couple of Palermo museums, and the most ancient city market, La Vucciria, to get the real essence of the passionate sun-kissed Italian south. And, to top it all, don't forget to treat yourself with an exceptional gastronomic experience, trying mouth-watering local specialties like cannoli and caponata....
  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival in Palermo
    Welcome to Palermo - the stunning capital of Sicily. Upon arrival, you are met by your private driver at the airport, who transfers you to the hotel for check-in.

    The rest of the day is at your own leisure to relax after the trip.

    Day 2: Architectural & Culinary Traditions of Segesta and Erice
    Following breakfast, you meet with your private guide-driver and embark on a day tour to the Segesta, with its best-preserved Doric Temple, and the unforgettable medieval hilltop town of Erice.

    Segesta once has been the most important regional town and trading center, and now it treasures two Classical monuments which you visit: the Temple of Segesta and the Greek theatre.

    Then you proceed to Erice, a wonderfully preserved town offering the most breathtaking views and a palpable sense of history. Together with your guide, you discover the city's treasures. Erice boasts 60 churches, some dating back to the early 1300s, and two incredible castles, Pepoli Castle and Venus Castle. During the tour of Erice, you visit the Chiesa Matrice church.

    One more highlight today is a visit to the local pasticceria for a tasting of the famous cannoli, Sicilian cassata, almond pastries, and other delicious culinary masterpieces. This unique pasticceria is famous for its traditions and amazing taste of its sweets all around Italy and even beyond.

    After the tour, you return to your hotel in Palermo and have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 3: Palermo City Tour 
    After breakfast, you meet with your private guide to enjoy a comprehensive sightseeing tour of Palermo.

    The capital of Sicily - Palermo - has been a crossroads for cultures and civilizations for 8 millennia. Together with your private guide, you visit the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel.

    Then you walk along Villa Bonanno to the Cathedral in Corso Vittorio Emanuele, just to admire the exterior; continue along Vittorio Emanuele to the imposing Four Corners. Then on to the Tuscan fountain in Piazza Pretoria and just behind it see two splendid Arabo-Norman churches, La Martorana and San Cataldo.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel. You have the rest of the day free to enjoy Palermo on your own or join our carefully planned optional tour.
     

    Day 4: Departure to Syracuse
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Palermo.

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    Eurostars Central Palace
    4-star hotel
    IT, Via Vittorio Emanuele, 327, Palermo, 90134
    Eurostars Central Palace
    Standard Double Breakfast included
    Located in the heart of Palermo just a few steps from the magnificent Cathedral and the famous Via Maqueda, Eurostars Central Palace was once the noble 18th century Palazzo Tarallo.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Full Day Tour to Segesta and Erice
    • Half Day Guided Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Sedan
    • Departure Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Palermo - Agrigento
Private Transfer Minivan
Palermo airport/hotel
Palermo, Italy
2 h 30 min
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
1day

Agrigento, Italy

A mere mention of captivating Agrigento inspires and summons the images of the warm Italian sea embracing the shores and colorful houses lining the winding Sicilian streets. However, Agrigento is not a simple resort with wonderful beaches, top-notch hotels, countless trattorias, and cozy bars, it's more about the glorious ancient history incorporated in the exceptional natural surroundings. The main reason why people add Agrigento to their travel map is the desire to touch the living history, enshrined in the historic UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples, one of the best examples of Doric-style Greek architecture. In case you prefer getting inspiration from nature, it is highly recommended to take a trip to the Scala dei Turchi cliffs, a spectacular natural formation with an unusual form of a white staircase. The charms of Agrigento are, indeed, catching, considering the fact that it is the oldest hub on the territory of Sicily which just can't leave anyone indifferent!...
  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival in Agrigento and Valley of the Temples & Scala dei Turchi Cliffs
    Today after a delicious breakfast at the hotel you explore famous Agrigento sights and its surroundings.

    Your tour begins with one of the two highlights of the city - the splendid Valley of the Temples, a UNESCO World Heritage site. You then continue to the near-intact Temple of Concord, the best-preserved temple in the world, and one of the symbols of Sicily. 

    After the tour, you enjoy a delicious lunch in one of the local restaurants. 

    Then, you continue your trip to the seaside to see the famous Scala dei Turchi Cliffs. The dazzling chalky white rocky cliff eroded conveniently into stairs rises 50 meters above sea level. This natural phenomenon so-called "Stairs of the Turks" allows for easy walking. Its gleaming color is eye-catching enough, but what makes it even more remarkable is that it looks like a staircase carved by man even though its shape is entirely natural.

    Afterward, you continue your trip to beautiful Syracuse. 

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    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Tour to Valley of Temples and Turchi Cliffs
    • Lunch in a Local Restaurant
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    Included Transfers
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Connection | Agrigento - Syracuse
Private Transfer Minivan
Agrigento hotel
Agrigento, Italy
3 h
Syracuse hotel
Syracuse, Italy
2nights

Syracuse, Italy

The Sicilian city Syracuse is well-known for its well-preserved ancient treasures. The largest concentration of sights is located in the Archaeological Park Neapolis with iconic places like the Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Another outstanding place is the limestone cave called the Ear of Dionysius. The city's historical part located on Ortygia Island also encompasses beautiful architecture like the Cathedral of Syracuse, the Temple of Apollo and Arethusa Fountain....
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    Day 1: Arrival in Syracuse 

    Upon arrival at the hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 2: Syracuse Sightseeing Tour

    Following breakfast in your hotel, meet your guide and together you start the city tour. Today you visit one of the most important archeological sites in the World, the Neapolis Park of Syracuse. Here you explore the still-working Greek Theater, the Ear of Dionysius, and the Roman Amphitheater.

    Your tour continuous to the delightful Ortygia Island where you have an inside visit to the Duomo where a Greek Doric temple remains to be a part of it, and for this reason, it is included in the UNESCO list.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.

    Day 3: Departure to Taormina 

    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Syracuse.

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    Caportigia Boutique Hotel
    5-star hotel
    IT, Viale Montedoro, 76, Siracusa, 96100
    Caportigia Boutique Hotel
    Superior Double Breakfast included
    Caportigia Boutique Hotel is conveniently set in the heart of Sicily's Siracusa. Each room comes with modern amenities, guests are can dine in the on-site Il tiranno Restaurant and taste delicious wine from the wine cellar.... show more
    1 room / 2 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided City Tour
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
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Connection | Syracuse - Taormina
Private Transfer Minivan
Syracuse hotel
Syracuse, Italy
1 h 30 min
Taormina hotel
Taormina, Italy
3nights

Taormina, Italy

One of the most popular Sicily destinations, breathtaking Taormina enjoys an enviable location just at the foot of the majestic ancient Etna Volcano. Being a chic resort town washed by the warm waters of the Ionian Sea, Taormina has everything to make you feel and taste the Sicilian dolce vita! However, before you ultimately dive into the myriad of recreational opportunities that the town abounds in, don't overlook the impressive number of Taormina sightseeing spots. Set foot in the Ancient Greek Theater, have a walk around Taormina's main street, Corso Umberto, and immerse in the local history at the Palazzo Corvaia, housing the Museum of Folk Traditions. Plus, enjoy some breathtaking natural sceneries in and around Taormina. And apart from a must-do trip up to Etna, discover the allure of the petite gorgeous island, Isola Bella, by the Taormina shore. Or spice up your trip by going to the dramatic Gole Alcantara Botanical Park and getting astonished by the postcard-like views from the Monte Tauro. We really hope you have enough memory on your camera to capture it all!...
  • Day By Day

    Day 1: Arrival in Taormina
    Upon arrival at your hotel, you have the rest of the day at leisure.

    Day 2: Sightseeing of Taormina
    In the morning meet your private local guide. Together you take off to see the highlights of Taormina. During the tour, you stroll along the main street, Corso Umberto I, and visit the Greco-Roman Theater that has Etna as its backdrop.

    After the tour, you return to the hotel. You have the rest of the day free to enjoy Taormina on your own, spend time on the beach, or dine in one of the local restaurants overlooking the bay.

    Day 3: Day Trip to Mount Etna and Wine Tasting
    In the morning meet your private driver and set off on a trip to one of the most famous Sicily attractions - Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe.

    Your driver takes you to an access point - the Rifugio Sapienza on the southern slope located 2,000 meters (6562 feet) above sea level. Here you take a walk to visit the "Silvestri" craters and the latest new lava flows and craters from 2001-2003 and enjoy the desert moon atmosphere!

    On the way down you also visit a local winery to have a tasting of the Etna wine.

    After the winery visit, you have a transfer back to the Taormina hotel.

    *Note: due to weather conditions and fog the view of the Mount Etna can be limited.

    Day 4: Departure to Catania Airport
    Following breakfast in your hotel, you check out and depart from Taormina.

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    Hotel Villa Schuler
    4-star hotel
    IT, Via Scesa Bastione, 2, Taormina, 98039
    Hotel Villa Schuler
    Double Breakfast included
    While discovering the beauty of Sicily, don't miss the chance to stay at the marvelous 4-star Hotel Villa Schuler - the oldest owner-run hotel in Taormina. Situated in the heart of the city, in the middle of an exotic park, the boutique hotel boasts elegant rooms, state-of-the-art amenities, and impeccable service. In addition to that, it provides breathtaking views over the bay of Naxos and the volcano Mt. Etna.... show more
    1 room / 3 nights
    Included Experiences
    • Half Day Guided Tour
    • Full Day Tour to Mount Etna and Wine Tasting & Lunch
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    Included Transfers
    • Arrival Private Transfer Minivan
    • Departure Private Transfer Sedan
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What’s included:
  • Accommodation at remarkable downtown hotels;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary;
  • Breathtaking sightseeing tours according to the itinerary with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Support line during the trip.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

Note:

1. Hotels availability is subject to change. In case current hotels are booked out we will provide alternative hotels of an equal value for you.

2. We include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

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